Waterton Residential announced that Presidential Towers, its sprawling 2,346-unit apartment community in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council following a multi-year redevelopment of the property.
“Achieving LEED certification is an accomplishment for any building, but it’s particularly special for older properties like Presidential Towers, whose developer couldn’t take advantage of all the green building technologies that exist today when the community was built almost three decades ago,” said David Schwartz, co-founder of Waterton Residential. “Since acquiring the community in 2007, we’ve made it our goal to create a healthy, eco-friendly environment for our residents.
Towers 3 and 4, located at 605 and 625 W. Madison St., achieved LEED certification by meeting certain performance standards relating to site maintenance and operations, including water and energy consumption, waste mitigation, and use of sustainable and locally sourced products. Presidential Towers marks Waterton’s second LEED-certified apartment community in downtown Chicago, where it also owns One East Delaware, which in 2011 became the city’s first existing rental high-rise to earn LEED Silver certification.